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Captain Robbie Edward Bishop | Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia


Robbie Edward Bishop

Villa Rica Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 314

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Captured in Canada

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Captain Bishop was shot and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop. Captain Bishop was a well known drug interdiction officer in the state of Georgia who had set state records on interstate drug seizures.

At approximately 11:00 am he had stopped a vehicle on I-20, about 20 miles east of the Alabama state line. He was issuing a citation when the suspect shot him in the head. He was found by a passing motorist slumped over the wheel of his patrol car and then flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm.

The suspect was captured near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in early February 1999. On February 1, 2001, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Captain Bishop had served with several law enforcement agencies for a total of 12 years. During his career he confiscated thousands of pounds of drugs and millions of dollars in drug money. He was enlisted by police departments all over the country to train their officers. He is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Hello. I had heard about Robbie's death from World's Wildest Police Videos approximately 12 years ago. On the show, I had heard of 10 that had died, but Robbie Bishop is one I carry in my memories every day. Well credited. Dedicated, determined, a wonderful person, a great dad, a wonderful husband, very missed by his loved ones, well-known of local departments for a high rate of taking drug traffickers into custody, his name is almost legendary in departments in the south. I have an idea for a 24/7 protection system that if successful, would save thousands of lives every year from abductors etc. Unfortunately, I don't have the IQ for the process. So I just hope I could find someone I could offer a percentage of the benefits if they help complete the instructions and not just explain them. But if I could receive help from Robbie's family, I would generously consider a higher percentage for them, because it would be in Robbie's favor for his loved ones. The offer would be something good that would come out of their loss of him. His loved ones would not have to work to survive. The same financial support they could had continued to receive to this day. For years, I had pictured the type of region I believe might be the type he would had provided a home for his family if homes there weren't $300,000+. Cool, moist, cloudy, tropical forest and valleys, low populated.

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